Criminal Justice Internships : Theory Into Practice , Sixth by Gary R., McBride, R. Bruce Gordon

By Gary R., McBride, R. Bruce Gordon

Designed as an creation to internships and as a assistance guide to be used on the internship web site. scholars will research fundamentals equivalent to deciding on an internship web site, r?sum? writing ideas, interviewing talents, and the significance of environment and constructing objectives and assessing development. Chapters finish with functional workouts, resembling: getting ready on your internship; puzzling over your internship placement; making plans your internship; your position as an intern; considering your internship; political, financial and felony components at your web site; assessing your internship. contains pattern resumes, conceal letters and extra.

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The criminal justice courses you have completed, your level of understanding of the actual workings of the criminal justice system, and previous work or internship experience will be considered by the agency in assigning duties. If you have taken only general survey courses, then your goals may be focused on developing an understanding of specific areas of the criminal justice system and gaining valuable field experience. If, on the other hand, you understand the agency’s functions in general and you possess specific knowledge or skills that you want to develop further in a practical setting, you should set goals that approximate the duties of particular staff members in the organization.

If the answers are not satisfactory, then you, the agency, or both may reject the placement proposal. Be prepared for that possibility and have alternative sites in mind if your first choice does not result in placement. Many students have been not only sorely disappointed but have had their course of study interrupted by failing to prepare for a possible rejection. ) In short, the internship interview should be treated the same as an employment interview would be. The following are some basic items that you should consider before the interview.

You do not need to be specific; a brief phrase (such as a career in law, law enforcement, or corrections) is sufficient. In the education area you should include your college, its address, your major or program of study, and your expected date of graduation. 1. Because your educational experience may be the only asset that you have in terms of a career in criminal justice, you may wish to elaborate in this area by listing skills you have or courses you have completed that are relevant to the field site.

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